Energy costs of salinity tolerance in crop plants

Stephen D. Tyerman, Rana Munns, Wieland Fricke, Borjana Arsova, Bronwyn J. Barkla, Jayakumar Bose, Helen Bramley, Caitlin Byrt, Zhonghua Chen, Timothy D. Colmer, Tracey Cuin, David A. Day, Kylie J Foster, Matthew Gilliham, Sam W. Henderson, Tomoaki Horie, Colin L.D. Jenkins, Brent N. Kaiser, Maki Katsuhara, Darren PlettStanley J. Miklavcic, Stuart J. Roy, Francisco Rubio, Sergey Shabala, Megan Shelden, Kathleen Soole, Nicolas L. Taylor, Mark Tester, Michelle Watt, Stefanie Wege, Lars H. Wegner, Zhengyu Wen

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Abstract

The global need for increased food production means that agriculture is moving into regions with lower rainfall and saline soils, which occupy over 6% of the world land area (Munns, 2005). The aim of this workshop was to work towards completing an energy budget for the mechanisms of salinity tolerance in crop plants, as a guide to the most cost‐effective breeding strategies for increasing salt tolerance and yield of important crops. The discussions took into account the supply of energy from mitochondria and chloroplasts, energy demands for transport of water, Na+, Cl− and K+, as well as for processes involved in growth and osmotic adjustment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalNEW PHYTOLOGIST
Volume221
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • crop plants
  • energy costs
  • New Phytologist Workshop
  • saline soils
  • salinity tolerance
  • water–ion coupling

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